Closed consultation

UK product safety review: call for evidence

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Summary

We are inviting views on the long-term approach to product safety and how to ensure that the regulatory framework is fit for the future.

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Consultation description

The government is committed to ensuring that only safe products can be legally placed on the market now and in the future. But the world in which we operate is changing and it is important that the framework that protects consumers from unsafe products is reviewed and updated where necessary, to deal with new and novel products or business models.

This is also an opportunity for us to invite and listen to a wide range of views on the UK’s overarching product safety regulations so that any prospective reform results in a product safety framework that is fit for the future – protecting people and supporting both growth and investment.

We want to hear from the broad range of individuals, businesses and organisations that interact with all aspects of product safety, including manufacturers, trade associations, consumers and consumer organisations.

We are looking for evidence in the following areas:

  • product design, manufacture and placing on the market
  • new models of supply
  • new products and product lifecycles
  • enforcement considerations
  • a diverse and inclusive product safety framework

Note: Closing date extended to 17 June 2021 from 3 June 2021 to allow more time to respond in the light of COVID-19 and the run-up to the local elections.

Government to modernise product safety laws to ensure they’re fit for 21st century

Documents

Published 11 March 2021
Last updated 19 May 2021 + show all updates
  1. Closing date extended to 17 June 2021 from 3 June 2021 to allow more time to respond in the light of COVID-19 and the run-up to the local elections.

  2. First published.